Nancy Stout, author of One Day in December: Celia Sanchez and the Cuban Revolution, a biography of Celia SÃ¡nchez, a leading architect of Cuba's revolution, published by Monthly Review Press with a foreword by Alice Walker. Celia is a fascinating, complex woman who is not well known in this country. In Cuba though she is a heroine, credited with being Fidel's second-in-command, if not his equal. In this interview, Stout tells us about the history of women in Cuba's wars and provides insight... Topics: Celia Sanchez, Nancy Stout, One Day in December, Monthly Review Press, Alice Walker, WPKN, Tidings...
Australian pilgrim Stephanie Dale talks about her book and her 1000-mile pilgrimage through the Balkans and Middle East with her 29-year old son, Ben. Topics: Stephanie Dale, My Pilgrim's Heart, pilgrimage, pilgrim, Balkans, Jerusalem, Middle East
Davey Wreden, an Indie video game developer living in Austin, Texas, traces the history of the indie game industry and tells the fascinating story of the creation and remake of his own game, The Stanley Parable. Topics: Davey Wreden, The Stanley Parable, TSP, indie video games, WPKN, Tony Ernst
Ron Rothman, proprietor Rothmanâs Hardware Store and gallery, musician, host of musical events (including WPKN) and art shows, artist, author and Southold resident, talks about living and working on the North Fork of the east end of Long Island, New York. Topics: North Fork Works, Southold, North Fork, Ron Rothman, Albert Einstein
Gene Casey, musician, songwriter, leader of the Lone Sharks band and resident of Southold, NY, joins Hazel Kahan on North Fork Works on WPKN radio in a wide-ranging and often rather personal conversation about his music and his life. (Broadcast on WPKN September 2, 2015) Topics: Gene Casey, Lone Sharks, North Fork Works, WPKN, Hazel Kahan, North Fork, Long Island, Tony Ernst
My interview with Nena Baker, investigative jounalist and authorÂ of the newly released paperbackÂ The Body Toxic, where she exposes the hazardous chemistry in the things we use every day and how they threaten the health and well-being of us all. Topics: Tidings, Hazel Kahan, the body toxic, nena baker, hazardous chemistry, health, well-being
This month's North Fork Work interview features Al Krupski: North Fork native, fourth generation farmer, Cutchogue resident and, since 2013, Legislator of the 1st Legislative District of Suffolk County, the largest agricultural county in New York. Al talks about growing up on the farm and the issues he's dealt with during the course of his public service career, from local to county government. North Fork Works, Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Produced by Tony Ernst and archived... Topics: Al Krupski, Suffolk legislature, Krupski's farm, WPKN, Southold, North Fork Works, Hazel Kahan,...
Tidings from Hazel Kahan This is the first of a two-part series on the art, craft and practice of letter writing. An avid letter writer herself, Hazel Kahan invites Jenny Bhatt, a kindred spirit and editor of Storyacious magazine, for a conversation about the significance of letters and the part they have played in each of their lives. Produced by Tony Ernst and archived at www.hazelkahan.com Topics: Storyacious, Jenny Bhatt, letter writing, hand writing, art of letter writing, boarding school,...
Perhaps the repetitive pressure of much contemporary life has stimulated our appetites for the authentic and the spectacular, allowing the emergence of a new genre--dark tourism and the dark tourist, motivated by death and disaster and apocalypse rather than by sun and sea and sand and pastoral living, with even eco-tourism and adventure travel no longer stimulating enough. Topics: Tidings, Hazel Kahan, dark tourism
Music tidings from Lahore, the town where I was born, offers interviews with three Pakistani musicians: first, Noor Zehra playing the Sagar Veena, a stringed instrument created by her father Raza Kazim; then Ali Noor with one of Pakistanâs most popular pop rock bands Noori, and lastly, Irum Taukir, a young woman who sings a Sufi song in Persian and Punjabi. Topics: Noor Zehra, Ali Noor, Irum Taukir, sagar veena, Raza Kazim, Lahore, Sufi, SIPA
Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace, talks about her own path to integrating her Jewish values with her political response to Israel's policies as well as the work her organization is doing to inform American consciousness and to influence US government policy about the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, its annexation of Gaza and Israel's policy toward its own Palestinian citizens. Topics: Rebecca Vilkomerson, Jewish Voice for Peace, BDS, Tidings from Hazel Kahan
This program was first broadcast in July, 2008 and re-broadcast onÂ WPKNÂ on December 16.Â I wanted to find out what these two vegans and animal rights advocates, Paul Shapiro and Lauren Olernas have been doing since then.Â They have been very, very busy and I am proud to report on their latest activities. To read more details and for links, please visit myÂ blog. Link toÂ VegGuideÂ to find a vegetarian or vegan restaurantÂ or grocer near you. Topics: Tidings, Hazel Kahan, should we all be vegans, update #2, vegiguide.org, vegiguide, Paul Shapiro,...
An interview with author Susan Nathan, the only Jew living in a town of 30,000 Arabs in northern Israel.Â She talks about how how her own activism has changed from aggression to compassion and about the âdivideâ between Israelâs citizens--the 20% who are Palestinian Arabs and the Jewish majority. Topics: Tidings, Hazel Kahan, the other side of israel, susan nathan, activism, israel citizens
Gail Horton, North Fork Native and Greenport resident, talks about growing up on the North Fork of the east end of Long Island, being a "tradition bearer" and her work as historian, chronicler, writer and artist. She also shares her views about the relationships between "old-timers" and "newcomers" on the North Fork. North Fork WorksÂ programs are archived atÂ www.hazelkahan.com Topics: Gail Horton, Greenport, North Fork, Hazel Kahan, WPKN, North Fork Works, Tony Ernst, Peconic Bay...
Producer Catherine Komp and anchor Dorian Merina of Free Speech Radio News talk about FSRN's news gathering and editorial process, its virtual, commuting operations and its worker-run collective organizational structure. FSRN came into being in 2000 by striking reporters protesting the censorship policies of the Pacifica Network. FSR has been carried on WPKN since 2000 when it was started by striking reporters protesting censorship at Pacifica Network. Topics: FSRN, Free Speech Radio News, Catherine Komp, Dorian Merina, Tidings from Hazel Kahan, WPKN
Will Paulson, fourth-generation woodworker, talks to Hazel Kahan on North Fork Works on WPKN radio about his Swedish heritage, his philosophy about his tools, his craft and his sculptures and how he feels about wood and trees. North Fork Work programs are archived at http://hazelkahan.com/category/radio/north-fork-works/ Topics: will paulson, mattituck, north fork works, wpkn, hazel kahan
Writer, blogger, political analyst and adherent of Sufi thought, Raza Rumi reveals to us a Pakistan that the mainstream media has failed to provide.Â Raza spoke to us from his home in Lahore. Topics: Tidings, Hazel Kahan, Raza Rumi, pakistan
In this North Fork Works interview on WPKN, updated from September 2013, Beth Young, a well-respected reporter talks about her founder family history, her views on hyperlocal media and why she launched East End Beacon, a site based on a regional view of the East End with a focus on the environment, social justice and the arts. In the year and a half since East End Beacon appeared on the scene, Beths blog has become a regular, insider authority on the East End, included as one of the staple... Topics: Beth Young, East End Beacon, WPKN, Hazel Kahan, Tony Ernst, North Fork Works
Patricia Muth talks to Hazel Kahan on North Fork Works about the eighty-four years of her life and how she came from Texarkana — via Africa, Asia and many places in America -- to work as a psychiatric social worker in Greenport, NY today. Broadcast on WPKN radio 89.5 fm on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 and produced by Tony Ernst. Topics: Patricia Muth, patriciamuth.com, Greenport, WPKN, Hazel Kahan, North Fork Works
84-year old Otto Schoenstein, Greenport's 2014 Maritime Festival's Person of Honor, talks about a lifetime of building, creating and imagining anything from houses, boats,a blacksmith shop, the lantern room of a lighthouse, furniture and models including an antique Harley Davidson. Otto's wife, June, makes sure none of his myriad accomplishments are left untold! North Fork Works on WPKN. Topics: Schoenstein, Maritime Festival, North Fork Works, WPKN, Greenport, NY
Tidings from Hazel Kahan interviews Gary English, Founding Artistic Director of Connecticut Repertory Theatre and Distinguished Professor in Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut. More recently, he has been working as artistic director of The Freedom Theatre in Jenin Refugee Camp in Palestine’s occupied West Bank. Gary describes the development of The Freedom Theatre in the context of the region's history and geography and explains the therapeutic role it plays for a traumatized... Topics: The Freedom Theatre, Jenin refugee camp, Gary English, drama therapy, WPKN
Based in Ithaca, New York, Ithaca HOURS is one of more than 2,500 alternative money systems worldwide.Â Steve Burke, president of the organization, explains how, by keeping the earning and spending of money local,Â it enlivens the community and strengthens self-reliance. Topics: Tidings, Hazel Kahan, beyond barter, an alternative currency system, ithaca, new york, hours, steve...
Interview with Michael and Ingrid Edelson of Greenport, New York, about their dog Lordy, an Irish wolfhound who works as a therapy dog. Broadcast on WPKN radio. Topics: Lordy, Irish wolfhound, Michael and Ingrid Edelson, Greenport, therapy dog, North Fork Works, Hazel...
Architect Anne Surchin talks to Hazel Kahan and North Fork Works about the importance of preserving and restoring buildings and historic districts and the integral role played by architects in these projects Topics: Surchin, preservation, Southampton Press, North Fork Works, WPKN, hazelkahan.com, Tony Ernst
Tidings from Hazel KahanOn this month's Tidings, Hazel’s guest is Phoenix-born Latina Natalie Vie, US Team fencer, sculptor, yogi and immigration and civil rights activist. Within a historical context of segregation and minority consciousness in the Southwest, Natalie builds a vivid picture of what it means to grow up Hispanic in Arizona and to navigate the changing personal and cultural situations she continues to encounter. (Broadcast on WPKN on October 12, 2016. Produced by Tony... Topics: Natalie Vie, fencing, Phoenix, activist, supersonicnava, Tidings from Hazel Kahan, Tony Ernst, WPKN
âThereâs No Such Place As Home!â I conclude in a conversation with two schoolfriends who, like me, grew up in India and Pakistan and, like me, are third culture kids, also known as global nomads.Â Photos and text onÂ blog. Topics: Tidings, Hazel Kahan, there's no such place as home
Ron Rothman, born and bred on the North Fork, owner of Rothman's Department Store and Gallery, musician, artist, photographer and author talks about the many ways he lives and works in Southold, on the east end of Long Island. Topics: Ron Rothman, North Fork, east end of long island, multiples, North Fork Works, Southold, Hazel Kahan
In the second of a three-part series,Â Andrew Harvey, a well known and distinguished mystic and scholar, a poet and a novelist, a translator of Rumi and, as architect of Sacred Activism and the Institute of Sacred Activism, a spiritual teacher and writer. He talks about the global crisis and the choices we face between, he says, suicide and transformation. Topics: Tidings, Hazel Kahan, making sense of a world in crisis, part 2, andrew harvey
In this first of a three-part series, two conversations: the first withÂ John Daido Loori,Â current abbot of theÂ Zen Mountain MonasteryÂ in upstate New York, who analyses our current global crisis from a Zen Buddhist perspective;Â the second withPeter Russell, a writer and speaker who examines the tumult and crisis of our world in terms of our belief systems and the part that a developed consciousness can play in liberating our minds. Topics: tidings, crisis, hazel kahan, john daido loon, peter russel
Do you know where your passport is?Â Listen and you'll hear my personal reflections along with what my son, grandson and two friends have told me about their feelings about their passports.Â Could my neurotic feelings be a legacy from my refugee parents? Topics: Tidings, Hazel Kahan, passport, reflections
In this updated interview with Robert Massoud, founder of Zatoun, a Toronto-based organization dedicated to supporting Palestineâs olive farmers, I ask him how the situation has changed since 2008, when we first spoke.Â I am unhappy to report that things have seriously deteriorated in the past three years. Topics: Tidings, Hazel Kahan, palestinian olive tree, robert massoud, zatoun
Hazel Kahan brings Tidings from two Rasta artists in Jamaica: Rani Carson talks about her journey from growing up Jewish to becoming a Rasta artist. Ras Ibrak, intuitive Jamaican artist, talks about the philosophy and beliefs of Rastafari and what it means to live the life of a Rastamon. Topics: Rani Carson, Ras Ibrak, Rasta, Rastafari, Oracabessa, Jamaica, intuitive art, Riverhead, WPKN,...
Richard Falk is Professor Emeritus of International Law and Practice at Princeton University, a prolific writer and, for six years, Special Rapporteur on Palestine for the United Nations Human Rights Council. In what is conversation more than interview, he and Hazel talk about the role of the Holocaust in the special US-Israel relationship, Israel’s occupation, and bearing witness while working in a high-level international post. (Broadcast on WPKN January 13, 20156 and archived. Topics: Richard Falk, UNHRC, rapporteur, Palestine, Princeton Professor Emeritus, Tidings from Hazel Kahan,...
Hirsh Sawhney talks about his new novel South Haven, set in an imagined suburb of Connecticut and published by Akashic Books. The conversation ranges from this very local story to the immigrant, Indian and transnational cultures that Sawhney and his writings also inhabit. (Broadcast on WPKN May 11 , 2016) Topics: Hirsh Sawhney, South Haven, Akashic, Delhi Noir, WPKN, Tony Ernst, Hazel Kahan, India
Autobiographical interview with two school friends from Woodstock School, Mussoorie, India about growing up as a Third Culture Kid. Topics: Third Culture Kid, Midge Loehlin, Margaret Shaefer, Pat Sheafor, Woodstock School, Mussoorie, India
A radio conversation between Hazel Kahan and Claire Wigfall, Berlin-based British author of the novel All the Sounds and Nothing. This continues the conversation, started with Jenny Bhatt, editor of the new literary magazine, Storyacious, about handwritten letters, how email can never take their place and how difficult it is, in these times, for letter writing to retain its once important place in our lives. The conversation includes 7-year old Maggie exploring the possibility of becoming a... Topics: Claire Wigfall, All the Sounds and Nothing, Jenny Bhatt, Storyacious, Tidings from Hazel Kahan,...
"A very personal Tidings," says Hazel Kahan about this Skype conversation with Tom, her classmate from their boarding school in India, whom she hadn't actually met until their 60th class reunion last month. The two classmates explore what it has meant to be a Third Culture Kid: for Tom, born and raised in China and for Hazel, who calls India and Pakistan home. Broadcast on WPKN radio on July 13, 2016 and produced by Tony Ernst. Topics: Tom Scovel, China, Woodstock, linguist, The Day China Changed, WPKN, Hazel Kahan, Tony Ernst
Israel-born and -bred Avigail Abarbanel, psychotherapist and activist brings her psychological expertise to analyze how changing the language we use can fundamentally alter the way we understand human and geopolitical relationships, with particular reference to Israel's settler-colonialism in Palestine. This conversation is a continuation of Avigail's article The Palestine-Israel language trap published in mondoweiss.net on August 19, 2016. (Produced by Tony Ernst and broadcast on... Topics: Avigail Abarbanel, psychotherapist, activist, author, Israel born and raised, Scotland,...
Hazel Kahan interviews Keith Luce, North Fork native, Southold resident, international chef and now Greenport restaurateur. He talks about his family's farming history and the philosophy and realities of his new food venture. Topics: Keith Luce, chef, restaurateur, Greenport, The Square, WPKN, North Fork native
Why isn't healthcare a human right?India’s Dr. Sara Bhattacharji talks about the philosophy and principles behind the community health clinic she runs in Vellore, Tamil Nadu and where I visited her in 2009. Her belief in healthcare as a human right seems to me as radical today as it did then. I am delighted to share the wonderful Dr. Sara with my radio and podcast listeners. (Re-broadcast on WPKN on March 30, 2016 and produced by Tony Ernst.) Topics: Dr. Sara Bhattacharjee, Vellore, community health, WPKN, Tidings, Tony Ernst, Hazel Kahan
In November'sTidings, Hazel Kahan has a conversation with author Christine Nicol about her novel Waiting for the Electricity, first published in 2014 by Overlook Press and available in paperback this year. Set in post-Soviet Georgia, this is a most unusual story about a strange, fascinating country. If like me you knew almost nothing about the republic of Georgia, you’ll know a lot more after you’ve listened to Christina Nicol. Like me, you may be making plans to go there! (Broadcast... Topics: Christina Nichol, Waiting for the Electricity, post-soviet Georgia, WPKN, wpkn.org, Tidings from...
Ron Rothman, proprietor Rothman's Hardware Store and gallery, musician, host of musical events (including WPKN) and art shows, artist, author and Southold resident, talks about living and working on the North Fork. Topics: North Fork Works, Southold, North Fork, Ron Rothman, Albert Einstein
Since I interviewed Dr. Sara Bhattacharji in India earlier this year, Iâve witnessed the raging debates surrounding healthcare in this country and searched for why Germany, India and the United States have such different approaches to healthcare. Topics: Tidings, Hazel Kahan, why isn't healthcare a human right, Dr Sara Bhattacharji, india, german,...
Hazel Kahan interviews Keith Luce, North Fork native, Southold resident, international chef and now Greenport restaurateur. He talks about his family's farming history and the philosophy and realities of his new food venture. Topics: Keith Luce, Square, Greenport, Main, chef, restaurateur